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Where evil sleeps : a Tamara Hayle mystery
Wesley, Valerie Wilson.
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Publication Information:
New York : Avon Books, [1997]

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275 pages ; 18 cm
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"Published by arrangement with G.P. Putnam's Sons"--T.p. verso.
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Death doesn't take a holiday -- even when Tamara does.

Off to sunny Kingston, Jamaica, for some much needed relaxation, former Newark cop and hard-working p.i. Tamara Hayle is pleased at first to join fellow Jersey homegirl, Lilah Love, for a night on the town. But with Lilah's abusive husband and his friend Delaware Brown along, the evening starts out bad and gets much worse -- especially when, after a blackout, the lights come abruptly up on a fresh corpse, a murder weapon with Tamara's fingerprints all over it, and two missing companions who have vanished with her money and identification.

Now Tamara's at risk in a strange place far from home. She's already lost paradise. And with death heading her way again, she's about to lose a lot more -- unless she can stop a killer before the killer stops her.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Newark PI Tamara Hayle, last seen in Devil's Gonna Get Him, narrowly survives her Kingston, Jamaica, vacation despite her dangerous propensity for talking to strangers. Tamara only reluctantly accompanies giggly fellow tourist Lilah Love to a seedy bar with Lilah's husband, Sammy Lee, and a friend, Delaware Brown. There, after punks kill the lights, Sammy Lee and another man are murdered, and Tamara's bag, with credit cards and passport, is stolen. Basil Dupre, a ``naughty delight'' from Tamara's past, shows up and whisks her off to safety. Then Lilah appears and convinces Tamara to help her search for Lilah's share of a bundle of money, which, along with Tamara's bag, is in Delaware's rooms. Once there, Lilah promptly scoots, leaving Tamara to discover Delaware's bludgeoned corpse but, alas, not her passport‘and without it she's trapped in a week of sun and fun so violent, it takes even more deaths to extricate her. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved